We’ve Rebranded!

From today onwards, ESF Sports and Language will be known as ESF Explore! 

In celebration of our 30th anniversary as an integral part of The English Schools Foundation, ESF Explore reflects our expanding educational offering with the brand positioning “Inspire and Explore: Learn. Create. Grow.”

Our rebranding is not just about changing the name! We have come to understand our constraints, thus, we listened and improved.

Life isn’t just about academics and sports! Our engaging programmes inspire students to explore new ideas, think critically, and develop a lifelong love of learning. With a widened range of courses, we hope to challenge students, spark their curiosity, and help them uncover their own unique strengths and interests.

Worried about not finding a suitable course? On top of sports and language, we offer playgroups, STEM and art courses. No matter your child’s age, you will surely be able to find the perfect programme! Reminder that applications are not restricted by school, we welcome applications from any student wishing to attend!


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Through the ESF Lions Football programme, hundreds of children have been given the opportunity to learn the game of football, get physically fit, and stay involved in productive after-school activities with our highly qualified coaches. Conducted across various ESF Schools in Hong Kong, our after-school football programme provides excellent opportunities for players at different levels to take on suitable challenges, and express themselves within that challenging environment.

We also offer high-level football training through our Player Development Programme (PDP), which focuses on developing more advanced skills for young players. This programme is part of the player pathway to the ESF Lions Academy.

We understand the importance of match play in enhancing player development, and our competitive squads experience this by competing in the Hong Kong Junior Football League, Hong Kong Football Association competitions, and playing in regular friendly matches.
Football - Academy - Elite Academy (Invitation Only)
(Ages 10 - 16 years)
Football - Academy - Player Development Programme (Invitation Only)
(Ages 6 - 9 years)
Football - Advanced Level 1 (U14)
(Ages 12 - 13 years)
Football - Beginner Level 1 (U7)
(Ages 5-6 years)
Football - Beginner Level 2 (U9)
(Ages 7-8 years)
Football - Improver Level 1 (U11)
(Ages 9-10 years)
Football - Improver Level 2 (U12)
(Ages 11 years)